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6 weeks a year in lost productivity by unhealthy staff

17/01/2018

Study shows employees lose an average of 30.4 working days each year due to sickness and underperformance in the office as a result of ill-health.

Research from the 2017 Britain’s Healthiest Workplace survey (BHW), a study of almost 32,000 workers across all UK industries, has revealed that employees lose, on average, the equivalent of 30.4 days of productive time each year as they take time off sick and underperform in the office as a result of ill-health (otherwise known as presenteeism).

This is equivalent to each worker losing six working weeks of productive time annually. Importantly, while some sectors performed better than others, the results demonstrated high levels of productivity loss across all sectors and organisational sizes.

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